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Jan 8, 2013 9:00am PST
his hometown paper "the lincoln journal star" there is not one shred of evidence that i'm anti-israel, not one vote against israel. hagel voted for close to $ho 40 billion in military aid to israel. further, as richard cohen notes in "the washington post" nothing hagel has said about israel is not said in the israeli press on a daily basis. trust me, by the "wall street journal" standards israeli media would be deeply anti-semitic. lost perhaps in the discussion over hagel's position on israel is one of the main reasons he was nominated in the first place. >> most importantly, chuck knows that war is not an abstraction. he knows that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that's something we only do when it's absolutely necessary. >> a decorated war veteran reportedly requested to be sent to vietnam. hagel spoke to the library of congress in 2002 about how his military service had informed his world view. >> someone needs to represent that perspective in our government as well. the people in washington make the policy, but it's the little guys who come back in
Jan 7, 2013 9:00am PST
of the dynamics and the constituency groups along with, you know, the whole issues around israel, i mean, they're going to have to do their politics very well and be very smart. i certainly think we should expect to hear some pretty tough questions in the confirm's hearings about how he will handle don't ask don't tell, which is no longer in place, but that could be an area of vulnerability in terms of trying to check does he really mean what he said? does he really mean that apology? >> you saw barney frank kind of walking back his stark oppositi opposition. barney frank wants to be the senator from massachusetts. i took that as a bit of a sign. when the person who we have not heard from yet is chuck schumer, and i'm curious what he has to say. >> you know, there is some word that there's some, you know -- i keep using the word saber rattling because because we're talking about the military. the notion that there are some democrats on the hill who are saying -- and maybe this is a result of the statements he has made on israel and the jewish lobby. there is a campaign out there -- there are a
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am PST
to the crisis in syria and the nuclear standoff between israel and iran, there are new protests in egypt where nearly 60 people have died and in mali the u.s. has been assisting french and african forces to push back al qaeda linked militants in the northern half of the country. for now officials say they envision flying only unarmed surveillance drones from the base, though they have not ruled out conducting missile strikes at some point if the threat worsens. joining now from cairo is nbc news foreign correspondent amman mojadine. >> we talk about the obama doctrine and the difficulties in articulating a broad set of foreign policy goals. that is infinitely compounded given the state of play and also changing leadership in the middle east. give us the latest from egypt where things are certainly in a state of turmoil. what's your read on how this affects president morsi's grip on power. >> you know, when the news came out, it is importantly linked to the united states because the defense secretary here, or the minister of defense, the head of the armed forces, came out with this statement sa
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
has played a big role in israel, dealing with hamas. now you have a government that its own people are challenging the legitimacy of morsi. the state is basically on lockdown. how does the u.s. respond to that? how does the president craft coherent policy when the sands are shifting? >> what do we do with respect to other countries that want to go through the same kind of evolutionary track that egypt did? egypt is one of the most advanced of the countries. they had the structure to make something like this feasible or workable. the fact that they're in this pogts they are now is a real problem. if we start looking at what we should do visa vi syria or other countries going through this. i don't city council a coherence in the obama administration, which revolution they're support, but clearly i understand where the president and secretary clinton were coming from when they said we need to be very cautious when we decide what we're going to do next. >> just to pick up on your point, failed states are the great problem. >> yes. no structure, no security. they create instability in w
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am PST
refused to sign the letter supporting israel. are those accurate? >> i want to ask the letter that you just noted in your fifth point. what was the date in the letter? >> the date? >> you said i refused to sign a letter. >> it was october of 2001. >> a letter to? >> okay. skip that one. are the other ones true? >> it is fairly important. >> thinly vailed as an exploration of his foreign policy positions, the game was more gotcha than global strategy. >> but i'll -- >> sdeshs your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the search. >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if they were right or wrong. that's a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> if you would like me to explain why. >> i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i feel it's far more complicated than that. >> the nominee for defense secretary was reportedly asked to claire fews his hiss position on nuclear disarmament. it proved more an opportunity for senators inhoff and graham to show that he is in favor of immediate elimination of
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)